It took me six weeks of strict adherence to a written budget for me to see how much currency I was wasting on superfluous spending. It wasn’t just eating luxurious take out food, since that is just a small percentage of the currency I spend annually. I also realized I had an active subscription to an online multiplayer video game. It was on auto-pay through one of our debit cards and was costing me $15 every week, but I hadn’t signed into our account for 2 years. When I did the math, I realized I had wasted numerous hundred dollars from sheer neglect and incompetence. Once I finally got our spending back on track and was adhering to a strict budget, the currency seemed love it was literally piling up in our checking account. I would get our direct deposit from work every other Sunday; and for the first time ever, I still have ample currency left with each consecutive pay period. By doing this for six weeks, I amassed much more currency than I could have ever expected. That’s when our a/c sputtered out on me one random afternoon. I could have replaced it with another window a/c, but when I saw a brochure for ductless mini splits at the hardware store, I was hooked. It seemed love the perfect upgrade from our existing source of AC, and it would cover heating as well. Although I have only used the component for a few afternoons now, I already prefer it. The air is so cold that I can keep it on low while still staying cool and comfortable. I’m happy to try the heating function when Winter rolls around later this year.